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Tackling misinformation in an open society

by Full Fact

Published | October 2018

Tackling mis- and disinformation


"Tackling misinformation in an open society" sets out a framework for a risk-based and proportionate response to the problems of misinformation and disinformation in the UK.

Why read

This paper gives advice on how to respond to mis- and disinformation and build resilience against it.


This resource sets out some ideas for how to deal with the real risk misinformation poses to our society in a risk-based and proportionate way.

Fact Full looks at what the harms of misinformation might be, where the gaps in our knowledge still exist, and what more we should be seeking to learn.

There are some areas involving the integrity of our democracy where the report calls for urgent action, including the need to drastically improve the transparency of online political advertising and campaign material.

There are other areas, such as building resilience and trust in our society, where relatively small changes can yield important results.


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